Welcome to Chinatown TRIP!

TRIP was formed during the City Employees Strike of 1976 when Chinese bus drivers volunteered to shuttle Chinatown elderly to their appointments. TRIP, along with other volunteer groups in Chinatown, founded what is now known as the Chinatown Community Development Center (CCDC).

Currently, TRIP in collaboration with CCDC and the City, has accomplished a number of projects to improve transportation conditions in Chinatown. Major past achievements include:

  • Chinatown Core Area Traffic Circulation Study, 1979
  • Improvements to MUNI Bus Service on Stockton Street
  • Addition of #83 (now #12) Pacific Bus Line
  • Electrification of the #55 (now #1) California Bus Line
  • New stop lights at Powell and Pacific Street, Broadway and Grant Avenue
  • Stockton Street Tunnel Improvements
  • Portsmouth Square Garage Parking Queue
  • Park & Ride Shuttle Program

What is TRIP?

Chinatown Transportation Research and Improvement Project is a volunteer organization of community residents, workers, and interested individuals seeking to improve and enhance public transit, traffic flow, and pedestrian safety in Chinatown.